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47 years old
Phoenix, Arizona
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RELIGION: Christian
JOB: Programmer
MEMBER SINCE: 11/19/2007
LAST LOGIN: 01/19/2009 18:29:27

I like reading and studies of ancient history - the culture of ancient Roman Empire, the history of the Catholic Church, the political struggles at the time of the Protestant Reformation, English history, and Middle Eastern history.
For outdoor stuff, I like to hike (just light hikes, not the mountain climbing kind), I like to go paragliding (and any other kind of flying) - I am obsessed with any flying sport - skydiving, ballooning, parasailing, etc
I like to do volunteer work - neighborhood cleanup and such, through my local church or charity orgs.
I am a software developer, so I like anything computers: I write programs and utilities in Visual C++, VB, and more...

I am currently reading Lee Strobel's "The Case For A Creator". Good stuff! I also read....
The Bible (of course!) - KJV (sometimes NKJV)
the works of CS Lewis (especially the Screwtape Letters)
Any historical fiction - I am on a Middle East kick, after reading Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Also any ancient Roman history, Renassiance England, Ottoman empire, and much more!

I am a movie fanatic. My latest favorites are "3:10 to Yuma", and the foreign flick "Jerusalem". I like foreign movies (within tasteful limits), drama, and sci-fi.
I like wierd, "thinkers" movies too - I just saw "Fear-X" and thought it was the wierdest movie I've ever encountered - but not bad!

I'm currently enjoying Jazz. Sometimes I like to listen to classical (I used to play classical piano), and I like Christian pop and gospel. I like Switchfoot, and a few of the other good Christian bands out there today...

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Early Christian History, God Encounters, School Of Hard Knockz

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Good day! I am a personal testimonial to God's mercy and love. I once plummeted to the darkest depths and misery of drug addiction and despair. I was homeless, broke, spiritually empty and alone. I went to prison, and found the Bible, which I had not touched in years. It inspired me to rebuild my broken relationship with the Lord. By calling for His aid, I was whisked up and out of my hopelessness and into a new life, full of love, friendship, camaraderie, happiness, respect, generosity, success, and above all, a rock-solid, ever-enduring, unsinkable faith in the One True God!

I like positive people. I like people that are patient and polite enough to listen to what you are saying, instead of merely waiting for their turn to speak. I like rainy days. I like old movies! I like discovering a really good book. I like exploring the town. I like exploring the desert in Arizona! I like close friends (unfortunately they are hard to come by). I like learning something completely new, spontaneously!
I like to write (obviously) :-)

I dislike anger and sarcasm. I dislike narrow-mindedness. I dislike those who judge others unfairly or condescend (judgement is for the Lord). I really dislike hypocrisy, and people who are phony!

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01/19/2009 15:10:41

11/02/2008 17:44:05

05/07/2008 01:37:05
hey...long time, no speak! hows it been?

05/04/2008 09:21:45

""You are a letter from Christ...written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the Living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of human hearts..."
II Corinthians 3:3

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04/16/2008 16:27:10

I want to thank You for what you have already done. I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears ; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves; I am going to thank you right now. I am not going to wait until the children are asleep and the house is quiet; I am going to thank you right now. I am not going to wait until I get promoted at work or until I get the job; I am going to thank you right now. I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed; I am thanking you right now. I am thanking you because I am alive. I am thanking you because I made it through the day's difficulties. I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.
I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more
and do better.

I'm thanking you because FATHER, YOU haven't given up on me.

God is just so good, and he's good all the time.

04/13/2008 01:39:17
Psalm 100-4;

 Good Night, Sleep Well

04/06/2008 00:01:39
Dt 32 4

- 9x jer 29 12

03/28/2008 14:44:11
Hi, very good blog ( keeping your commitments). Take care, have a great day! 

03/22/2008 15:07:35
And Thanx 4 the comment

03/21/2008 03:37:38

Thanx 4 the add!! God bless U!!


03/18/2008 14:17:19

03/01/2008 23:14:54
Hello, I pray you are doing ok. May God richly bless you!!! When are you going to put up somemore blogs?. I hope you will enjoy a wonderful weekend!!

02/25/2008 00:51:05

Thank you for sharing your testimony. It was very uplifting.!


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