Dede, in the flotsam and jetsam of life, I seem to have lost your phone number (I think I wrote it down on the back of a credit card bill LOLOL). If you like, p/m me...Kate and I would dearly love to hear your southern accent.
kes, thank you for not taking offense at my remarks. I do have a few questions that prey on me, so please indulge:
May you have peace!
That sounds a lot like what Shelby would say. Nice enough, indeed, but it proves nothing.
If you wish to know, Craig, you will know.
I've already, for the last 4 decades, put out to God my sincerest desire to "know," and yet my pleadings have gone unanswered. What does God expect from me?...sacrificing one of my children???
There is much proof of what I have been given to speak. And I have been told that the proof that you will receive will not come from me.. it will come directly from Him.
This sounds like JCanon...again, it proves nothing.
You will have such proof and when you do receive it, the you may have great trouble reconciling it with what you did not wish to believe. It will be at that time that you will have to "give up" what you did not want to believe, because it will not help you.
You seriously underestimate my abilities to incorporate new perspectives. Many dozens of folks on this board, including friends like Dede, have seen me evolve, step-by-step, as I've grappled with the perplexities of life.
So, I submit that it isn't my ability to change, or absorb new ideas, that's the issue here. It's the reluctance/refusal of God to interact with me that cuts the edge; He/It has the choice, not me.
This is all very relevant to the topic of this thread, because insofar as we "wait on revelation" to give meaning to our life, we thereby psychologically "disconnect" ourselves from the rest of humanity.