"Jon your post is over a year old but I'm going to offer a reply because the question hits home. Several years ago I was brought down by injury and illness, and could not do my job. I found out I had been a 'human doing' instead of a…"
"Well, being the new kid on the block here this blog spot looks stimulating. I thoroughly love the adventure aspect of travelling. The trip of a life time for my wife and I was traveling to Southwest Ethiopia in the summer of 2007. We went to visit…"
I thought I would start a group for all those who like to travel. Where have you been? Where do you want to go? Where would you recommend? Hotels? What to see? Where not to eat? Everything about it.See More
I found this verse in Isaiah that you can cling to while walking in these times of great uncertainty. Isaiah 50:10b "Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God." Also read the…"
Pwease read before entering: Upon entering pick a post inside. You'll most likely need one. Lean hard on your post, it can get near riotous in there. After all, that's why this is called The Laughing Post!See More
"Two verses God has strengthened me during this difficult time:
2 Chronicles 16:9
>"For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him."
1 Corinthians 2:9
"No eye has…"
"This site piqued my interest since it relates to my circumstances. After 25 years in Christian education I found out December 17, 2008 that I would lose my job. They will cut eight top slaried teachers and close one school in our school system. I am…"
I appreciate so much you honesty and willingness to be vunerable in sharing this prayer request. That is a sure sign of healing for you and your family.
Father, I ask that you bind the Devil and his evil designs over Todd. I pray that Todd…"
This sure sounds like a neat and creative idea. Randy Alcorn says that of all the topics in Christianity, Heaven is the least talked and written about. I find that incredible. I don't know if this is true for you but the older I get…"
At the age of 53 they say that I'm the young age of the old and the old age of the young. I've been married to my best friend for 32+ years, raised five children and totally enjoy my new role of "papa" to five lovely grandchildren. Life is good! I've been teaching for over twentyfive years in a local Christian high school. With all its ups and downs I still enjoy getting up in the morning and hanging out with 125 students during the day.
Jon, I posted this on R3 Warriors page and wanted to share it with you also.
WOW, step 4 was flat out hard (it took about 6.5 hrs split between two meetings w/ my sponsor), BUT my Father has proven yet once again how incredibly tender he is with my wounds.
If you’ve read some of my first comments you'll remember that I took a three hour walk with ABBA back in OCT. at boot camp.
Well, at the first meeting w/ my sponsor my Father showed up again in such a way that... well let's just say that he physically crawled into that very dark and painful place with me, met me there and walked me out into his healing, holding and guiding me the entire way.
Men, my God, OUR God is truly TRUST WORTHY !!!!!
Thank you for all your prayers, He really does listen and responds.
Thanks Jon. I appreciate it. My dad is a pastor, and he has a real gift of making the Gospel understandable to everybody...down to earth, : ). I have always prayed that I might inherit that gift. I hope that I have! My husband is going back to school, he wants to be a teacher. He's a lot like you, at least from what I can derive from your profile. He's the best father, husband, an awesome man of God...I hope he can be an awesome teacher. ANy advice for him?
So glad to hear you are home and feeling better. I will continue to pray that you get your strength back and amaze the doctors!!! Enjoyed your pictures. . . but didn't read where you guys were.
Our small Christian school will most likely close this year. It breaks my heart. Do you know of any websites that are available to promote school vouchers? I am so burdened for Christian education.
Jesus please cover Jon in your blood,
Abba please protect Jon and keep him from all harm and evil,
Holy Spirit, I join with Jon in praying that you would fulfill your purpose
in his life.
Jon, concerning "Tender Warriors", nothing is required or expected, but would turely be blessed to have you and your wife's insight and wisdom when the Holy Spirit promps it. It is like any other group, Tony from Montana (co-founder), and I thought it best to require permission to join the group, trying to create a safe & comfortable place to share and discuses issues that concern our daughters.
That way not just anyone can browse through discussions, where issues might be sensitive.
I don't mean to sound or come across paranoid, but the headlines of the past 5-10 yrs bare witness to the fact that we are not to let our guard down.
Hi Jon! You asked if I see glimpses of heaven and indeed I do!
I see it in my daughters eyes; in my son's smile when he makes the shot!; in the sunset over the horizon as I'm driving home from a long day at work; in the flowers that appear in the crack of a sidewalk!--there is such beauty and wonders to be held each day. I ask daily for God to give me eyes to see ALL of his little reminders of His goodness and presence. I don't want to miss a thing! I try to look for praise-stoppers, moments when you just HAVE to stop and give Him praise!