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It is with great excitement that we announce two new social networks for our ILoveJesus.com family!
ILoveJesus.NET is a social network for Christians.
We hope that you will swing by and check it out! We are still in the startup stage so there will most likely be bugs to work out but we would be super excited if you would come over and sign up!
We hope to build a community of encouraging, friendly people that we can be proud to be a part of!
Until August 6, 2012 you are required to have a corresponding ILoveJesus.net email address so that we can give our existing users time to reserve their usernames. (see details below)
ChristianGirl.com is a social network for you guessed it… Christian Girls!
We hope to create a safe place to hang out and talk about girl stuff, Christian style!
Up until August 6, you will need to already have an email address with christiangirl.com or sign up for one.
Here are the details:
ChristianGirl.com: Before August 6, 2012, you must already have a @christiangirl.com email address. We will check the database and your username must match the username you use at christiangirl.com already. If you want to sign up for the social network now, you will have to sign up for an email address first. Click here for more details.
ILoveJesus.net: Before August 6, 2012, you must already have a @ilovejesus.net email address. We will check the database and your username must match the username you use at ilovejesus.net already. If you want to sign up for the social network now, you will have to sign up for an email address first. Click here for more details.
Our home is made up of myself, our 2 boys and my wife Sam. Being the only woman at home presents challenges to my wife since the male contingency of our household tends to be a little insensitive to things in the home that really don’t matter very much to us but are of utmost importance to her.
For us, family night is on Sunday evenings (unless it’s football season. During football season, out of respect for the game, family night takes place on Saturday evenings….thanks honey!) Family night consists of a movie and a meal, usually chosen and prepared by the “host” for the evening’s festivities. Before getting into our movie, we usually spend a few minutes talking about family issues and miscellaneous stuff that, due to our schedules, was swept under the rug during the previous week.
A few weeks ago, my wife brought up an issue that hit the male consensus of our household right between the eyes. I and the boys tend to be practical jokers. And in our joking, we sometimes gang up on Sam and make her the brunt of the joke. During the day when Sam is at work, the boys and I become blind to cat barf, misc. cups scattered all over, sinks full of dirty dishes, and mounts of laundry waiting to go into the wash. But Sam has amazing vision. The things that we spend all day at home totally oblivious to, see manages to see from the driveway as she arrives home from work. Our ongoing joke was how the nice, peaceful environment at home drastically changes when hurricane mom touches down daily at 5:25PM.
During her turn for family night, Sam told us how much we hurt her feelings by being made the brunt of the “hurricane Sam” jokes. It’s amazing how clearly you see some things once they are brought to your attention. I can understand how we made Sam feel and I can understand why she felt the way she felt. So we all made our apologies and corrected our behavior.
Christ like moment – Husbands, remain approachable.
Sam told me that even though we were making her feel bad by having a bit of a laugh at her expense, she felt good about being able to come to me and express her feelings, trusting that her feelings would be validated and adjustments in our attitude would be made to honor and respect her feelings. Husbands, remain approachable. Cultivate and environment where each member of your family feels comfortable and able to talk to you about anything. Jesus was approachable. He accepts us at our worse and when we leave our encounter with Him, we leave feeling better about our interaction with Him, not worse. In remaining approachable, the lines of communication within your household will remain open and marital issues that have the potential of festering and causing huge problems in the future can be addressed before they have a chance to grow.
Bio: Mr. Gregory L. Winfield was born in Feb, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA and has been a Christian since August, 1983. He grew up in Compton, CA and attended Centennial Sr High School. Upon graduation, he went on to attend California State University Long Beach. Since the late 1980’s while working primarily in the Law Enforcement field, Greg has owned many different businesses on the side. He was introduced to computing in the early 1990’s and has never looked back, marrying his love of computers with his desire to be a business owner and provide quality service to consumers. In 1992, he started the online company, OwnerWillCarry.Com. Recently, Greg’s love of writing and the unique way God illustrates the truth of His Word through everyday life situations has given birth to the FaithsMessenger Blog. The goal of the blog is to share biblical principles and analogies in a clear, concise, and understandable way that can be applied to life by the average Christian.
In 2011 Greg gave up life on the beach in Santa Barbara, CA and moved to La Verne to marry the love of his life, Samantha. They are the proud parents of 3 boys, 2 girls and the grandparents of 1.
In a strange, mythical city lives thirteen-year-old Hadlay and her people, the Ramash. Scorned and abused by the unloving and absent Emperor, the Ramash are poor people, placed second to the ruling class of the Oresed. Young but bold, Hadlay rages against the injustice in her city. When she is chosen for the honor of serving the Prince in the Tower, she hopes to find a way to right the wrong . . . but soon discovers that things are worse than she believed.
The Mirror of N’de turned out to be yet another novel that I could not put down. This book was so highly recommended by a very close friend that I couldn’t wait to read it. I know I said in an earlier post that I was reading Mortal next but this one captured my attention (and I am, unfortunately, easily distracted). I stayed up until 2 a.m. this time!
In this book, the main character makes bad decisions and has to live with the dire consequences that they have caused. Just like real life. In the end, she has a choice of two roads. One that will be extremely hard but ultimately right, and one that seems right at first but is deadly wrong. I thought the author did a great job conveying the oppression and despair of the Ramash people. The “mixed” creatures can be disturbing and there is no shortage of violence (not Hunger Games level but it’s still prevalent). I really can’t say a whole lot about it without giving away the plot and I don’t want to do that. Just know that I highly recommend this for any Christian who is a fantasy buff. It is a book that I will go back and read again. I have a category on my Kindle called “worth another read”. This one is being added as I type this.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
This is a guest post that also appears at In Pam’s Words where Pam blogs about photography, technology and the books she reads.
Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . . Angel Eyes
Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.
Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.
Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than either Brielle or Jake has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start. A realm that only angels and demons-and Brielle-can perceive.
It takes a certain kind of book to capture me and make me a prisoner to it’s words until it’s done. Rarely does a book demand my attention so much that I purchase it immediately.
“Angel Eyes” by Shannon Dittemore did both and it was worth it! I loved the premise of the book as well as the cover (yes, I do sometimes judge a book by it’s cover but that’s a post for another time). It was a bit slow to start out but by the time I got settled in last night, I could not put it down until my eyes refused to stay open (around 1 a.m.). I got out of bed this morning, fixed a cup of coffee, and picked up my Kindle again to read until I just had to get up to take care of daily things. Did the kids REALLY need lunch today? Brielle’s life was in danger!