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About DaniJ87

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    Being a Nurse, Sci-fi, Reading, Writing, chilling with friends.

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  1. Hei dear

    how u doin?

    wud love to hear from you...


  2. this is interesting... Switzerland gun politics. In Switzerland, it is mandatory for just about all households to have guns... and yet their crime rate is much lower than ours...
  3. I am almost nineteen. I graduated highschool in 2005, and I've had a year of university already... I met my prince- I started out chatting with him online in February, and then we both went to work at the same bible-camp this summer... I was with him in person for nine weeks... and after one, he asked if he could pursue me. He saw something special in me, and wanted to get to know me a bit closer. After three weeks, I felt that he was "the one"... as in, I had peace about the concept that, if he asked me to marry him, (and imagining that there were no obstacles in the way- like him still needing to meet my parents) I could without hesitation, say yes. He's 22, and about two years away from finishing school. I am taking my CNA course at the tech school this semester, and Spring and summer 2007 I will be taking courses in massage therapy. After I finish my massage therapy, and if God wills, we hope to marry. He has not proposed to me yet, but that is primarily because he can't marry me NOW, and he says he hates the idea of a long engagement period... plus he still has to meet my Daddy... Seriously, to the two of us, getting engaged is a formality- the question will come as soon as possible after he gets my Daddy's approval, and it is feasible to marry. Our engagement will be only as long as it takes to prepare for marriage and get a wedding planned... :-) Just wanted to share my story... it's so different than many people's.... and weirdly like my parents, and my grandparents, and great grandparents, and his parents... who, weirdly got married near our ages.. my mom was 18 and my dad was 23... my grandparents and great grandparents about the same... his parents, 18 and 22 or 23.... My prince is a Godly man who hopes to start a ministry in theatre, in Portland OR, once he finishes school. I got to know him really well being with him every day all summer, and through writing and chatting before that... when you don't have any physical touch at all.. and all there is are words... there are a lot of them, on varying topics... and it helps. I have been chatting with his mother for nearly as long as I've known him... and she's fun, and interesting... and definitely a MOM... Anyway... :-) I have been blessed beyond what I deserve... and felt like sharing it! Your sister in Christ, Danette
  4. It sounded like the original poster wanted to find out why people read the versions they do... not necessarily start a whole debate in which everyone tells everyone else why we should all CHANGE what we read... I read from several versions, and I have used the KJV, NIV, NKJV, ESV, and occasionally, for a reference, the Message bible, as well. My primary bibles are the NIV and ESV. ESV is very similar to NKJV, and strikes me as sounding like a blend between NIV and NKJV. There are some ludicrous claims about why certain bible versions are better than others, and I would advise anyone here who is curious about them, to do your research, rather than believe any certain reasons given on this message board- if truth is shared here, it will be found elsewhere as well. I don't want to get into a lot of mess about "KJV is better/worse/good/bad"... because that road has already been taken, and it won't probably change anyone's minds to say anything about it now. However, I will say, that I like the NIV personally, because it was translated from the oldest manuscripts- the Alexandrian manuscripts-, and when I did my research on bible versions, it seemed that the NIV translators had worked very hard to make the NIV as accurate as possible. I just purchased an ESV bible, but I haven't used it a tremendous much yet, so I won't comment much on it. I grew up going to a bible-camp where they used only KJV... and at home my family memorized things from the NKJV and occasionally NIV... this made it quite annoying to be at camp and have to re-memorize a verse in KJV, because I already knew it in NIV, but that wasn't good enough for the camp people, because NIV was substandard somehow. About the "omitted verses"... My NIV does include those Mark verses... it just places a note next to them, stating that there are such and such manuscripts that do not include them, and that these other ones do, and that they are debated... I believe that there are no verses in any of the version disputes however, that if deleted would eradicate any doctrine in the Bible- just a repetition of it.
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  8. It is really nice to have a place to go to talk about God, where it's not looked at as weird- and where I can bring my problems for prayer...
  9. yes, I do love it... and my day isn't over yet! I can't wait to see what He has in store next, on a day like today! ~Danette
  10. Republished from my blog: korismos.blogspot.com Oh wow. Yesterday and today I made a couple of major blunders... and God was far, far too merciful to me, in keeping them from affecting me. First of all, yesterday I forgot to move my car from its spot in the resident lots (where I could have it during the weekend, but not during the week, since I don't have the right permit) to a student lot on lower-campus.. I realized this at 1:30 in the morning... and seriously contemplated moving it... but then I decided that if I were to move it, I wouldn't have had enough sleep last night, and then I would feel dead during my finals today- so I decided that I would just deal with getting a ticket on my car- it would only be five dollars, after all... (never mind that I only have $4.50 to my name...) My alarm went off at 6:55 in the morning, and I switched it off, and lay back to wake up... I didn't. I fell asleep. But in my switching off of the alarm clock, I somehow managed to switch the SECOND alarm on- which buzzed promptly at 7:45... 15 minutes until my first final of the day. I did not grab my backpack, or anything... and I didn't shower, wash my face, brush my teeth, etc... I used some mouthwash, brushed my hair, got dressed.. and ran outside... to my car, which just because of my stupidity the day before... was in the parking lot outside of my dorm... WITHOUT a ticket! I was nearly two hours past the ending of the "permit-free" parking... (Friday 3pm, through Monday 6AM) and my car did not have a ticket. I climbed in, and drove the path that brought me past the top of the hill... and it was open?? Open? It is NEVER open at 7:50AM... but it was. So I got to take the short-cut route, of driving down the hill, rather than having to get on Clairemont and driving around the campus and down. Furthermore, at this time of the morning, it was nigh impossible that I would find a parking place in the Phillips parking lot, because it's the most convenient parking lot on lower-campus... but with everything else God was doing for me... I decided to check it out. So I did... and then I was amazed again- as I found a parking place right away. Then, I realized I didn't have a pen with me- and for finals, I definitely needed a pen! But there, on the floor of my car, was a pen- actually a nice one, that works, and I liked! When I got to the building my final was in, one of my classmates was standing outside- the class hadn't started yet... and so I went climbing up the stairs, to my ENGL 225 class... and to make everything even better- my teacher brought breakfast to class- bagels and donuts and juice and cream cheese. :-D My final went wonderfully, too. There was one question that I didn't know.... but most of them were easy- and my essay topic was something that I was familiar with discussing- free speech on college campuses- and my teacher even let us use our books! I had left my book (and my whole backpack, for that matter) in my dorm- but my teacher had an extra copy of the book sitting out So I had one to use. So to recapture: God gave me way more grace than I deserved for all of my stupidity this morning... and I am so thankful!
  11. hey... I visited your blog and left you a comment... :-) explained how to post pictures, for you... ;-) ~Danette http://korismos.blogspot.com <<<<< my blog.
  12. The thought of time, and God being in the future, and knowing everything is amazing. Mind boggling. I know that free-will and God's omniscience go together.. but my poor brain is too lowly to comprehend it. Thank you Lord, for doing such amazing things for us!
  13. It's worshiping the creation rather than the creator of infinite power. It's working for the wrong side. The losing side. Futile. Pointless. Stupid to do- you will lose in the end if you are on the devil's side.
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  15. I must ask then... Since we know that persecution of Christians is BOUND to happen- in fact, we are to rejoice in it, because it builds stronger faith- why do we care about the law? God didn't promise us a rosy life as a Christian- He promised suffering, and sacrifice. He didn't promise privacy, or "american" privileges... he promised persecution and humiliation. If I start being persecuted as a result of the laws, (which have been blown out of proportion- I understood that the government was only listening to known/suspected terrorists and the people they talk to- not the entire population... for one thing, that would be extremely costly and ineffective) it will be God's will, and I will try to rejoice in it, and thank Him for the opportunity to suffer for His sake. Persecution builds faith. America is full of weak pathetic people who call themselves Christians- but never had to stand for their faith, or do anything near like the things that Christians in other parts of the world must do- we meet here in relative peace, in the open, and don't have to be wary of police breaking in to our church services and arresting us. We don't risk being killed for our faith. I read that Christians in China are actually praying for our persecution- to revive our faith! After all- what good is our testimony to be a Christian in good times, when everything is going easy for us? It's when the persecution comes, and you stand for your faith in the face of death or torture, that your testimony is strongest. We are WAY too concerned about our silly rights and liberties- when God gave up all of HIS deserved honors and glory, to die on a cross for us. How much farther can you get from the selfish concept of "but this is my RIGHT!"... your only right, is to worship God with all of your heart, mind, and soul- for that is what you were made for.