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Part of God39;s purpose of sending His Son was to show us not only the path to Salvation, but also the path to our growth as a Christian. In scripture these steps that Jesus taught us on His own threeyear walk were called baptisms. I baptize you... read more
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About the only type writing I do is Christianbased. I have often been admonished for not using my writing skills more with the comment I hear most often being that God blessed me with this gift and I should use it more often. While I truly do... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
Like many other holidays, Valentinersquo;s Day true meaning has almost become lost in all the commercialism... store displays and television commercials that associate it with flowers, candy, and jewelry... all wrapped up with a big red bow and... read more
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Who we are is shaped by many factors. The society we are raised in, our family values, and the total of our experiences... which are the sum of the lessons learned from our trials and tribulations. I dedicate this to my loved ones who have always... read more
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Communications are an important aspect of not only our Christian walk, but also in every facet of our lives. Sharing Christ, or sharing ofor about ourselves, can be difficult if we are unable to express or explain our thoughts, feelings, and actions read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
I had the very enjoyable experience of getting to talk to a young Christian while delivering a construction dumpster the other day. ndash;Once again the Lord amazed me with how He could present me with an opportunity to witness at the most unusual... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
I am normally the first in any discussion to say that I am not very fond of internet chatrooms, but today that is exactly what I want to discuss with you. Most chatrooms do not interest me because most of them are usually outofcontrol and poorly... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
Many times in my life I have questioned why God has allowed certain situations in my life to happen. The most recent episode involved...believe it not... my love life. Now I know that is not what you expected me to say, or where you expected me to go... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
Life is full of chaos... constant changes and decisions. Even as Christians, everywhere we look is someone trying to tell us how we should think, how we should act, and what we should believe. So how does a young Christian or for that matter any... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
It is difficult being an open and honest person when your past has been less than prism. But as hard as it can be discussing our past, it is necessary if we hope to build any kind of successful relationships in our future. Sadly, Satan, the Master... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
It is important that we always keep our relationship with God honest and real. By real, I mean that we must be willing to truly share with Him not only our moments of joy, happiness, sadness, or sorrow, but also our doubts, fears, and concerns. Too... read more
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I have been upset and a bit angry with God for several months now. First of all, because I felt He was telling me through various methods that a certain Christian woman I knew was to be my one true love... my soulmate. Now that felt crazy even to me... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
I got an extra blessing last night. I couldn39;t sleep so I eased out into our big back yard on the edge of the woods. As I paused to listen to the night, I saw some fireflies in the yard... called lightening bugs by some people. They brought back a... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
When I originally started to write this, it was my intent to talk about the terrible problems that divorce creates for everyone that goes through one. At that time, God rejected every start I made which made me realize (finally) that it was His... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
Ever since the church was born there have been radical Christians, which is probably as it should be as the church39;s founder was the biggest radical of his time. He taught a doctrine that tended to be contrary to what the religious leaders of his... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
I had forgotten... the quietness of the night Once I was child of the darkness... small and alone. And the darkness was my friend. No one could see how small I was... How insignificant and afraid. The darkest wrapped itself around me, and whispered... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
As most of you know, I have not tried to hide the fact that I was incarcerated for sixteen years. I do not try to hide it because what God did for me during that time period has been an important part of my witness. What I normally don39;t mention... read more
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Mourn the day that has passed for there shall not be another like it. Count each blessing that it brought, and each smile throughout the day, you caught. Remember the joy in the face of a child, the golden laughter of two senior citizens who have... read more
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I saw an image on television the other night. A protester was talking to a reporter on camera about puppy mills. A puppy mill, sometimes known as a puppy farm, is a commercial dog breeding facility that is operated with an emphasis upon profits above... read more
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The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century BC. Composed of 13 chapters, it is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and still considered one of the basic texts read more
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quot;Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it...quot; (Song Of Solomon 87) When I first wrote this blog it was part of a dream.. a hope... and a prayer straight from my heart. I was so very afraid that I would never find the... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
I am just a simple man with a very simplistic way of looking at my Christianity. Maybe my viewpoint comes from being raised on a farm where practicality was looked for in every aspect of what we did. Or, maybe my outlook simply comes from a blend of... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
I had a dream the other night. In my dream I stood high in the mountains out on a ledge waiting for God to paint the early morning... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
Or maybe I should title this blog simply... quot;I am getting a headache.quot; As most of you know, I have not tried to hide the fact that I was incarcerated for sixteen years. I do not try to hide it because what God did for me during that time... read more
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Alan Nethery @shadowalker (United States)
I think we have all experienced those times of darkest despair... Those moments when the whole weight of the world seems to come... read more
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