My Dog Ginger

Ginger is a Cocker Spaniel mix. She was rescued by a friend from a basket full of forcibly weaned puppies.  Stolen away from her mother, hand selected by a human and separated from her brothers and sisters. She was abducted if you will and taken to a strange new home where there were no other dogs. For her, what a dreadful day it was. It all began with a simple day trip, ironically to Parque de la Madre (Mother’s Park), Cuenca, Ecuador.

My friend’s wife named this new cute bundle of joy, Lollipop. Lollipop required a lot of care. She was not on solid food so had to be patiently introduced to bread and milk. Lollipop had to be taught to chew and lap up her food rather than suck it from a teat. Potty training was a full time job.

Now, my friend and his wife were getting on in their years as we all are and after suffering through numerous sleepless nights of howls and whining, uncountable potty runs, followed up with specialty meal preparations and lots of coaxing, it all proved somewhat unmanageable.

I had only met Lollipop on one occasion before being asked to consider the possibility of adopting her. I discussed the offer to adopt with my roommate and it was decided that she would be a welcome member of the household.

Thank goodness we were told that we could rename her. I dreaded having to take Lollipop for walks and having to call her name out in public. Not a very suiting name that a man would give to his dog. Lollipop became Jengibre, Spanish for Ginger, the color of her fur.

Ginger was truly a rescued puppy and so fortunate to be alive with a long life ahead of her. On the second day I had her we attended a veterinarian appointment. She was started on a health maintenance program with follow up appointments that would make sure she was always in top health. Soon afterwards we discovered that she was absolutely loaded with intestinal worms. I feared for the lives of the other pups as well as the mother.  

To bring this run on story to a point. I believe that God was behind all of this. You see, I was not a follower of God or Jesus. I knew about them but I had no relationship with them, nor did I need one. I have always done as I wished when I wished, until now. It seems that the time had come for God’s master plan for my life to be set into action. God would use Ginger to help ease me in to Jesus who would then work his magic on my heart.

God works in mysterious ways. Little did I know that our Father in heaven had been busy behind the scenes and all that I had ever known, done and worked for was about to come crashing down. Ginger was to be a big part of my recovery and transformation. Our father does not work the way we think He should. He works the way that He knows will be the best for everyone. God used my friend to rescue Ginger and knew that He would also have my friend gift Ginger to me at just the right moment in time to help me to turn to Jesus who would in turn rescue me. My friend and his wife would still be able to enjoy Ginger as we were very close friends. Visitation rights would not be an issue.   

When you’re broken and buried in fear and despair. When you’re pushed down as low as you can possibly be and hope does not exist, I’ll tell you from experience, what will happen. You’ll want to be alone so that you can do the one thing society says that you cannot. You’ll crawl to your bed possibly taking with you something that may provide any little bit of comfort. (Ginger, in my case). You begin a pity party and you start to sob.  Your sobs turn to out and out crying and the tears will flow like Niagara Falls.

Once you realize there is no way out of this mess and you cannot save yourself this time. Once you realize there’s nowhere to turn and no one to turn to, there is only one option left. You cry out to God, you cry out to Jesus, you get on your knees and you beg for mercy and grace. It does not matter how much you refused to believe or how much you rejected the idea of there even being a God, a single creator of everything that exist. You’ll now believe from your heart what you have known to be true all along. You have no other choice.

This is not how we should come to God. Unfortunately, it is how many relationships with God start. How is that? Using God as an absolute last resort, after you have used up every possible option and tried everything else. Thank God, He is merciful, patient and forgiving. If you were to come to me as an absolute last hope, things could have a different outcome for you. I want to be like God but I am not.   

What do you do when someone’s hurting? Do you tell them don’t cry, everything will be okay. “NO! It won’t!” Do you tell them, you’ll get over it. “No! I won’t!” Maybe you can suggest that you know how  they are feeling. “No! You do not!” Here is what you do. You do what Ginger did. Absolutely nothing! You sit with the person quietly and you don’t say a word. Job 2:13 NIV Be humble, patient and gentle Ephesians 4:2 NIV and let them know you are feeling their hurt with them. Cry along with them.  When one member of the family is hurting the whole family hurts together.

Ginger was so patient and so quite. Although she was just a four month old puppy and I only had her a couple of weeks, she had studied me well. Ginger knew my upbeat happy demeanor and she knew this new emotion was not right. She related my pain and tears to her own. The day she was taken from her mother and siblings. You could see the empathy in her face.

This day, Ginger was my landing pad. The first of many uses God has had for her in my life to date.

Ponder This – Easter Weekend

Sin entered the human race through Adam, and the human race has been trying without success to get rid of it ever since. And, short of that, mankind has been seeking in vain to reverse the curse. The Bible teaches that God warned Adam before he sinned that if he ate of the tree of knowledge he would surely die. The Bible also tells us that God instructed Adam and Eve to be fruitful and to multiply and to replenish the earth. But although they had been created in the image of God, after the Fall Adam and Eve gave birth to children after their own likeness and image. Consequently Cain and Abel were infected with the death-dealing disease of sin, which they inherited from their parents and which has been passed on to every generation since. We are all sinners by inheritance, and try as we will, we cannot escape our birthright.

We have resorted to every means to win back the position that Adam lost. We have tried through education, through philosophy, through religion, through governments to throw off our yoke of depravity and sin. We have sought to accomplish with our sin-limited minds the things that God intended to do with the clear vision that can only come from on high. Our motives have been good and some of our attempts have been commendable, but they have all fallen far, far short of the goal. All our knowledge, all our inventions, all our developments and ambitious plans move us ahead only a very little before we drop back again to the point from which we started. For we are still making the same mistake that Adam made – we are still trying to be king in our own right, and with our own power, instead of obeying God’s laws….

Man’s only salvation from sin stands on a lonely, barren, skull-shaped hill: a thief hangs on one cross, a murderer on another, and between them, a Man with a crown of thorns….

And who is this tortured figure, who is this Man who other men seek to humiliate and kill? He is the son of God, the Prince of Peace, heaven’s own appointed Messenger to the sin-ridden earth.

Who inflicted this hideous torture upon the Man who came to teach us love? You did and I did, for it was for your sin and my sin that Jesus was nailed to the cross….

But sin overreached itself on the cross. Man’s hideous injustice that crucified Christ became the means that opened the way for man to become free. Sin’s masterpiece of shame and hate became God’s masterpiece of mercy and forgiveness. Through the death of Christ upon the cross, sin itself was crucified for those who believe in Him. Sin was conquered on the cross. His death is the foundation of our hope, the promise of our triumph! Christ bore in His own body on the tree the sins that shackle us. He died for us and rose again. He proved the truth of all God’s promises to man; and if you will accept Christ by faith today, you, can be forgiven for your sins. You can stand secure and free in the knowledge that through the love of Christ your soul is cleansed of sin and saved from damnation.

[From Peace with God by Billy Graham] (Nov.7, 1918-Feb.21, 2018)

Is there a reoccurring sin that you enjoy? Before it brings judgment upon you turn away from it, repent and ask for Jesus’ help.   

March 30th, 2019

I am now back in London where I originally thought I would be upon returning back to Canada from Ecuador. From mid-November until now it has felt as though I was trapped with no options to move forward. This stagnant period of time however was not a waste of time in God’s eyes. I believe He planned it.

This quit time taught me to appreciate many things I had been taking for granted. I have learned to appreciate the city, the buses, the traffic, the busy malls and sidewalks. I learned what it is to be lonely. I learned that eating with no exercise expands your waist line exponentially. I learned to pray and most importantly to listen. I learned to ponder and think about each day’s events. I made mistakes but learned to recognized them, plan solutions and a better way to react in the future. I have learned to ask what was the lesson, why was it necessary, how can I make it better? 

This time period was all about connecting to Jesus and learning to communicate in both directions. It was about learning who Jesus really is, studying his character and his response to a variety of situations. Its one thing to say I believe in Jesus but quite another to say I know Jesus and I am a disciple of Jesus. To fashion your life after him and sincerely put the effort forward to be as much like him as possible is considerably more than just believing in him. Satin believes in Jesus! Satin knows he’s real! How much more should we?

I Thank God for this sort of sabbatical leave, this time to escape from the world.  What a difference it would make to the planet if everyone could have four months by themselves to reboot, re-focus and re-discover who they are and who they want to be.

Being back in London is like waking up after a long winter’s hibernation. I’m rested, I’m eager, ready willing and able. I’m hungry and ready to hunt. This past weekend I attended my second church service in two weeks and I’ve already asked the Reverend of the church to contact me. I need help but I am also willing to help out. I need a little more direction, some leadership; I have the drive to begin in some sort of a ministry. I have a roof over my head, transportation, a church family, access to jobs, and people. I have libraries and government offices loaded with resources.

I am staying with my sister for the time being. She has always opened her doors to anyone in need. I’m not too sure how long her patience will last with my not having a job and not contributing. My funds are dangerously low. Securing a job is still my first priority. Maintaining this Christian blog and helping out in some way through the church or even starting a home Bible study, small group is my second priority.

Even though I have been moved on and into a new season I am still being tested and taught new lessons. The old season is overlapping these early days of this new season. This past week I believe that I received another message and a test from God which I nearly outright failed but then caught myself. I’ll get it written up and post it in My Journal. Also I’ll post what I believe has to be one of the most disgusting dreams I’ve ever had. What was the purpose of this dream? What am I to decipher from it? Why now when entering this new season?  It was a pretty powerful week, overall.

Glad to be back! Thanks be to God!

March 21st, 2019

What a Couple of crazy weeks, I’ve had!

Despite the circumstances in my life, I’m still trying my very best to build and strengthen my faith in Jesus. I am surprisingly calm and I sleep soundly, waking up well rested. Very obviously this is a reward from Christ himself.

At this point there is no doubt that my daughter will go on her own way, and I am to go on mine.

A new development came to light and a bit of a whammy for me. My daughter could not arrange movers to come on Saturday the 30th of March, they were all booked. I discovered with only a week to go that they were to come on the 23rd and remove everything from the house. Suddenly I had one week less than I had thought.

In a panic I e-mailed my friends right away and asked them to come and pick me up. “My plan,” “move first and work out the details later.” Even as I was planning to move, my plans were unraveling. I learned that there was no bathroom in my friend’s apartment. It had been gutted quite some time ago with plans for updating and had not been finished. It would take a week before a toilet would be functional and also new subflooring was needed. There was no room for any of my things because the apartment was filled with the owner’s belongings. I would only have one room that was cleared out. I was thinking long term rental, they were thinking short term with a signed and notarized contract. A sum of money not possible for me was suggested as rent and they were thinking of even more rental income in the future when they would rent out each bedroom individually. In addition the electricity is on its own meter and the gas and water usage would be calculated and billed to me monthly. 

Not surprising, this sudden and reckless idea of mine fell through.

 What did I do wrong? I panicked and I lost my focus on Jesus, once again turning away from faith to my own ill-conceived plans. I decided to rely upon worldly resources, my bank account, to float me until I could find work. Again, I was not exercising faith in Jesus.  Proverbs 11:28 Those who depend on their wealth will fall like the leaves of autumn, but the righteous will prosper like the leaves of summer.

I don’t believe there’s a proverb for depleting one’s finances and not replenishing them. If there was I’m sure I’d be referred to as a fool.

Was God right in closing this door on me? Absolutely! Everything screamed, “Don’t do it!”

It’s my first priority to continue looking for a full time job. Searching for an apartment will be my second priority. How can I sign a lease and not know my income? How can I search a location not knowing where I will work?

Simultaneously, I had to get myself refocused on Jesus and once again place my faith back into Jesus’ hands. While actively searching for work, am I already lacking in faith? No! I can’t keep praying for God’s will to be done and then just sit idly by and wait for a job opportunity to come to me. I believe that I have to actually make a move and make choices.   

I’ve discovered through my reading the Bible that faith doesn’t follow signs but instead, signs follow faith. It’s a pattern that shows up time after time throughout the Bible. Just look at the stories of Abraham, Joseph, David, Samuel, Esther, Ruth, and the disciples. The list does not stop here either. First an act of faith is shown and then we read about the confirmation afterward.  

Once you make a move, then God will follow up your faith with His blessing. 

If I want God to show up in my life, I believe that I have to do as much as I can with what I have on hand. Then, I turn to God and I pray for Him to bless what I have done. Pray and ask for anointing on my life, my body, my blog, my finances, on a job, for a home and place to rest my head.

The 23rd is only one day away. I’ve no home, no job and no real solid plan. I will go to the city where there is a variety of options for work. In the city, I’ll finally be able to once again attend church. Oh how I wish I had established a church family to turn to, now when I am in need the most.

This is one of the, “Verses of the Day” from the past two weeks that really seemed to speak to me. James 1:5-6 NLT  If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.

March 6th, 2019

 This morning I’m rolling over in my mind how many times I have placed my life in Jesus’ hands and then stepped out on my own to do things my way, regretted it and then jumped right back into Jesus’ hands again. I keep expressing to him that I trust him and I have the faith that he will lead me, continue to feed me and provide all of my needs. Jesus is my shepherd, my savior and provider. My faith is in him.

Then in the next moment I began to worry about where I’ll live, will I find a job, where will I find a job, will I have enough money to get me through until I do secure a job.

In the next moment I realize that, I don’t have faith in Jesus because if I did I would not be worrying. I ask Jesus to take away my worries and I ask that he will help me to build my faith in him.

I relapse and again begin to think about all the many things that I do not have and will need to start out on my own. I don’t have a mattress, sheets or a blanket, no table and a chair. What if there is no fridge or stove? I don’t have a pot or a pan to cook in or cutlery to eat with. I fret more and more while building the list so large that I have no sense of importance or priority on all of the items.

There I go again; destroying the faith I claim to have in Jesus.  Worrying my heart out and stripping my proclaimed faith right out from under him. I’m ashamed of myself and I say out loud, despite what you just heard, Jesus, I do have faith in you. I know in my heart that you love me and you will take care of everything, just as you always have. I apologize for flip flopping back and forth. Please remove my concerns and help me to trust you fully and have total faith in you.

What a week I’m experiencing! Everyday my daily verse has confirmed my prayers and conversations with the Lord. Every day I mull over the answers I have received and I tell Jesus that I want to trust him one day at a time. I want my faith in him to be strengthened issue by issue, one day at a time.

Why is it such a struggle for me to keep my faith in Christ? He has proven himself to me repeatedly. As if he ever had to prove himself to me in the first place. Who am I that Jesus should have to ever prove himself to me?

God brought me back to Canada to help my daughter and now there’s a reason for everything that is happening. I’m not ready for it but whether I like it or not, something’s up, I can’t stop it and it’s going to happen, whatever it is.

I switch my focus to Abba. I acknowledge He has a plan for me and I pray for His will, to be done in me. I tell Abba that I want to do what He wants for me, no matter what it is. Whatever He has planned it will be perfect in every way, how could I not want that? I can feel that I’m being moved forward and all I can really do is just hang on and enjoy the ride. Let’s see where I am let off this time.

March 5th, 2019

I have known now for two weeks that my daughter has decided to move out of the rented house where we are living. She expressed that she was fed up with a number of instances that have occurred and told the landlady she (we) would be moved out by the end of March. That is only four short weeks away. I asked where she planned on moving and she replied I have no idea.

Where we are is small, far from high end living, but only $650 per month. Now, several realities present themselves. First and last month rent will be required up front and center for a new residence. Any other place for rent will start at an absolute minimum of $800.00 per month.

I recalled that a friend of mine use to rent an apartment in their house. I don’t know what it has in the way of bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, appliances or services so I contacted them by e-mail and asked if they would consider renting it out once again. It may possibly be well suited to our needs and they could receive an extra income. Knowing it has not been rented in a long time and it’s probably being used for excess storage, I volunteered that I would be willing to clean and prepare the apartment; they wouldn’t have to do anything. I suggested we should get together and talk about it.

When a reply came back without a definite NO I spoke to my daughter about it. My news appeared to fall on deaf ears and my message was drowned out by complaints of how high the cost of rent is. This was 3 days ago. Two days ago, I asked if she had given anymore thought as to where we would be moving, pointing out that there is not a lot of time to find a suitable place and orchestrate the move. Still she has no idea, so again I mention that we could maybe rent the apartment from my friends but we will have to decide quickly. The apartment will need to be cleaned and prepared and we must get started packing and searching for movers.

Immediately, she tells me that she does not want to live in London. I replied that I know it may not be the best but it would be a roof over our heads. Even though she does not know where she will be working yet, she says London is too far from her work. She continued with, the traffic is too crazy in and out of London. She will be too tired, the time traveling is too much, she would have to drive my granddaughter to school every day and pick her up every night plus travel to work and back home again. It’s just too much and will cost too much for gas. It wouldn’t be fair to move her daughter to another school when she has made friends and is being invited to birthday parties who in turn are being invited to her birthday at the beginning of April.

Once again, I suggest that my friend’s apartment is at the very least a roof over our heads and it provides a temporary solution to our present dilemma. My daughter says she is not at all worried about where to stay because if she has to she can sleep in her car and with her gym membership she can have daily showers. What about my granddaughter, I asked, where would she go?  The reply was as equally simple. She can stay at her grandmother’s.

All righty then! Let’s see if I can organize all the pieces to this jigsaw puzzle.  I leave my daughter’s and stay with my sister for one week, to take care of business that was just not possible to accomplish in, Little Hicksville. My stay with my sister was pushed to four weeks because of a series of events that kept me from returning back home. Upon returning home I’m met with the sudden urgency to vacate the property within six weeks. The flat out resistance to even consider my friend’s apartment, every suggestion that I present is cut down, the mention of a birthday party with guest yet no idea where we will be living.      

I see a pretty big hole in all of this. It doesn’t seem to include me anywhere.

Now, other tidbits of information are starting to make sense. On a couple of occasions since returning, my daughter has left the house to talk with her husband on the phone. Why all of a sudden the top secrecy? My granddaughter mentioned a house that she and her mom visited for moving to and my daughter telling me that it’s only a 20 minute drive from the next town over to where she hopes she will be hired.

Now if I were an educated man and were to have to guess I’d say that my services are no longer needed at this time. It seems that it’s God’s will for me to move on.

 Uncertainty sure has a way of frightening the daylights out of you but there is a bit of scripture, I’ve long understood and practiced many times before, it’s Philippians 4:6-7 NIV, It reads; don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

If you ever find yourself with your back up against the wall try to remember this verse. It really helps to know God is there for you.

February 7th, 2019

4:30 am    I wake up with all these evil thoughts going through my mind and after what seemed to be several minutes, I remembered who my savior is. I call on the entire Holy Trinity and plead to have these thoughts taken away from me. I ask for help to suit up and to be strengthened to ward off these attacks that are obviously from Satin. Almost immediately my mind is cleared and redirected. I begin thinking about all the good things God has given me and before I know it I have dozed off.

The next time I wake it is 5:30am. My mind is filled with ideas of how I can use Ginger my dog to reach out to children and others, introducing them to God as seen through Ginger’s mind and eyes. Quickly I get up so I can jot down as many of these ideas as I can remember. I have learned that these bits and pieces of inspiration can dissipate pretty quickly. Sometimes no matter how hard I try, I just cannot recall them. Even though the ideas I had would have been fantastic to share and possibly help strengthen God’s kingdom. They just slip away so fast and are lost. It’s like when you have a very detailed dream and then the next day you try to tell someone about it and all those details are jumbled up or are no longer there. The dream doesn’t make any sense and your friend is looking at you like a deer looking into the headlights of a fast approaching car.   

So, now I am wide awake and I prepare a grapefruit and some oatmeal for my breakfast. My beloved morning cup of java is brewed and that aroma, I swear just somehow adds to its flavor. After expressing my thanks for the many blessings I’ve already received, I’m now ready to settle down and start my morning quite time with Jesus.

Today’s, “Verse of the day” is Psalm 97:10 (NLT) You who love the Lord, hate evil! He protects the lives of His godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked.

I don’t want to sound proud or smug but I am really not surprised that once again I can relate todays verse to my 4:30 AM wake up. I have come to expect some sort of a correlation between the events carrying on in my life and these daily verses. 

As soon as I finished reading the verse of the day I thought out load. If I can place my trust and faith in the Trinity when I’m dozy and half asleep and be immediately comforted, I can most certainly place my trust and faith in Jesus Christ all day long while I am awake and alert.

How do you not start a day like this without a wide, ear to ear smile on your face? When God speaks to me I can’t restrain myself from smiling and chuckling out load.

Today is going to be a great day!   


January 22nd 2019

I started my day praying while still in bed but at one point not too far in I just stopped praying and apologized for babbling nonsense. Still half asleep, my prayer was all over the place and not making any sense. In the kitchen I began another prayer to Abba and thanked Him for choosing me to be a member of His family. I gave thanks for the protection I received throughout the night and for His mercy granting me another day that will no doubt be filled with His many blessings.

Then I switched my prayer from God to Jesus, asking him to strengthen my heart and my mind, surrendering both to him, to do with as he saw fit. Specifically, I was asking for the ability to be more loving, patient, generous… and then I remembered a Pastor telling me to stop asking for the same things over and over and over. “It’s an insult to Jesus, he heard you the first time.” “What you are doing is expressing to Jesus that you do not have any faith, that he is not listening or granting you these request.” I expressed all of this out loud to Jesus and I apologized to him. Then, again I switched my prayer but this time from asking him, to thanking him, for increasing my love, my patience, my generosity, gratefulness, kindness and self-control.

As my early morning auto pilot mode is programed to do, I made my way to the coffee maker. Once I had my cup of java and 3 dark chocolate sticks (they just happened to be on the counter top) I began my daily Bible study. First I go to BibleGateway.com, sign in and pray, inviting the Holy Trinity to join me and help me to take in and understand what I read. I then read the “Verse of the Day.”

Where there is a will there is a way, but so far I have not bothered to try to discover what these preselected verses are before the actual day they are posted. I’m not sure who or how they are selected, all I know is that they are different each and every day and I have no idea what tomorrows verse will be until tomorrow.

Here was my, “Verse of the Day.”  Matthew 7:7-8 (NLT)  [Effective Prayer] “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”

“Shut the front door!” Did you read that? Did you understand these verses, the same as I did? Jesus, just spoke to me through the Bible! “Go ahead, keep asking and you will receive.” There was no delay. I prayed, expressed some doubt, changed up my prayer and within a minute or two, Jesus clarified my doubt. What a high you get when you realize that Jesus Christ himself is speaking to you.

Now, before you go all off on how this is just a sheer coincidence, let me tell you there is no such thing as coincidence. I stopped believing that lie, a couple of years ago. I have had way too many of these same scenarios happen, for them to be written off as mere coincidences.   

Has this happened to you? I’d sure like to hear about it. Who? What? When? Why? Where? How do you know it was from Him?     E-mail me your experience,  the2yochristian@finchwisdom.com  please print “God spoke to me” in the subject bar.

December, 27th, 2018

This morning before even getting out of bed, I prayed to God our Father and I thanked Him for His great mercy, for His blessings and for His grandest blessing of all time, His gift of Jesus Christ. I thanked Him for honoring His promise to provide us a savior. 

I thanked Abba that He has chosen me to be a part of His family in eternity. I gave thanks to God for bringing me down on my knees and facing me toward Jesus, when He knew it was the right time for me.

I thanked Jesus for his parables, his teachings and the examples he set for us. I thanked Jesus for fulfilling his purpose, the plan that God had prepared for him.

I apologized and thanked Jesus for his forgiveness of my sins and for my wasting the previous day.

I prayed to Jesus that today I would be more aware of His presence moment by moment. I prayed that I would remember to pray for everything and anything that comes my way, every good thought and every blessing. I prayed for the ability to focus on him throughout the entire day.

Every morning I start my day with a coffee and I welcome, “The Holy Trinity” to join me in my Bible studies. I ask for help to understand what I am reading and how it applies to me or to relate it someone else.

First up is a preselected, “Verse of the Day” in BibleGateway.com. It was, Psalm 103:1-2 (NLT) [A Psalm of David] Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

Does this prayer from David seem similar to the prayer that I had just finished praying? I just finished praising God and asking Him to help me to remember all that He does for me. So many times I find verses in the Bible that just confirm to me that I am on the right track. God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit is not speaking directly to me here but by mirroring David’s prayer with mine I am definitely being reassured that God is with me.

After reading these verses I thought to myself, “He’s Back!” I had not felt that God was around for quite some time but then I thought, “Or could it be, I am back?” I remembered that God promises repeatedly time after time throughout the Bible that He will never leave me and will always be by my side. Genesis 28:15, Deuteronomy 4:31, Deuteronomy 31:6, Deuteronomy 31:8, Joshua 1:5, Joshua 1:9, 1st Chronicles 28:20, Psalm 73:23-26Psalm 94:14, Isaiah 41:10-13, Hebrews 13:5, Matthew 28:21 .

 God does not make promises and then break them. It wasn’t God who drifted away, it was me.

One Season And Into The Next – Part Two

The way I see it, is God figures that after my studying the Bible, daily for the past almost three years, it’s high time for me to start sharing the wealth of information He has given me with as many others as I can. So now the question is, HOW. How in tarnation am I to do that when I can’t go to church or visit friends and family to speak with them? I can’t go shopping, walk in the downtown or thru a mall to share with the people there. I can’t get a job and share with co-workers because I am trapped here without transportation. The one thing I do have at my disposal here is the internet and thank you Lord for that, otherwise, a rope and noose might start looking pretty interesting to me. So how can I share God’s word? E-mail everyone in my contact list and tell them the good news about Jesus Christ. I don’t see that working out all too well. Randomly send e-mails to businesses, nah! Post my feelings on Facebook maybe?

Now I recall that one-word message, the one that I believed came to me from God, months ago. “Blog!” So I suppose I am to start up a website and blog about my experiences, new discoveries, interesting facts, beliefs and how it has all changed me.

After a lot of praying, asking friends I trust, what they think about the idea and searching for information about blogging, I’m going for it. I haven’t the foggiest idea what I’m doing. That became very apparent almost instantly, but I’ve got the time to learn. God has made sure of that. Good thing too! HostPapa, is a Toronto based website server and they claim you can have a website up and running in five minutes. I have a gazillion notes to share so what’s stopping me, right?

I bought this website plan on January 3rd and I’m still trying to figure out all the widgets and what they do. Mostly, I have figured out what they can’t do. Heck, did you even know that a widget is actually a tool? I sure didn’t. I used several different widgets before I figured out I can put widgets inside other widgets. Too bad, there’s not a widget that can find everything I spent hours upon hours creating, only to have it all just up and disappear.

I would now like to draw to your attention and offer up my thanks to a very good friend of mine, Juan. Without his expertise and hours upon hours of unpaid service to this site, this website would never have come about. Today the website is finalized and officially posted. We are pleased with the layout, the appearance and the features. We are also confident that we can submit blogs regularly and maintain the site here on out.