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James the 2nd
Neckargemund, Deutschland
He said it, that settles it. I'm His.
Interests: i am 34 year old guy who is a follower of jesus and whose been happily happily married for over 14 years. my wife and i have 6 kids together.
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That was actually very interesting. Also, it provided information good for prayer, the 2nd most powerful force on Earth, or elsewhere.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2010 on Njoro? at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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All right. I have a question. Back in the states, I loved being able to pay all of my bills, including rent and utilites, on-line. But now in Germany, I had to open a separate bank account in order to pay bills in Germany. I cannot simply transfer money from any US bank to one in Germany. Additionally, I cannot mail a check or pay online with a credit card. I have to fill out these special forms that include my account and German bank ID along with the bill collector's bank account and bank ID number. Then, each transaction is initiated separately. Long story short: How do you have to pay your rent and utility bills. Can you do it online or do you have to physically carry the payment? Can you write a check or must it be cash?
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2009 on Answers at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Wow. I like this one. How true, I am sure. I'm glad I can't say, firsthand. Praying for those who can.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2009 on Quote of the Week at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Hi and thank you, Peggy and Phil, for your comment and your prayers. It was God who got us through, so far, and He's still working many miracles and carrying us through. It's an adventure though, and fun too, you could say! In closing, I will say goodbye in a way that Germans sometimes say goodbye to friends. This is phonetics "shoooouuuzzz" or "shooouuuuzzzie" from female to female. They sing it similarly to "tootlou" like I here in America and how my great grandmother liked to say it.
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kind of like an executive order or something. "no federal employee shall text message in a government vehicle" type of thing but for all members of the nation. I can see the intent anyway and hmmm. yeah. okay.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2009 on From the Daily Nation at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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adorable
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2009 on picture of the week at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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That would be awesome
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2009 on I imagine... at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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How cute!
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2009 on picture of the week at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Awesome and I agree with you, believe it or not. Once, I was at a church's Christmas party (about 4 years ago) and the men were sitting around talking about how it was in any nation's best interests to keep other nations at fear by making gestures of strength and take strong-armed retaliation as a response. I was stunned and very sad inside as I cannot see Jesus saying a thing like that as a policy for a nation or a person to live by. Maybe I seem like a hypocrite. I'm not sure. I can tell you I am currently doing what God told me to do. However, I believe very closely to you on this topic. A hard place to be in for me. He knows why I am where I'm at. At the same time, there is a place for war as I understand things, and it's also my belief that Jesus' next return will involve some things that will are similar to other things God has done. (Like the flood and the conquering of Canaan.) He has a time for this sort of thing. But that's for Him to decide and not me. Maybe that's the difference. Not sure. Hope you don't mind my honest stream of thought here. Good night, love you all (the Brooks and other readers.)
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A beautiful picture
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2009 on Picture of the Week at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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There's not much to say to add to such a powerful and amazing message like this posting.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2009 on Living By Faith at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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I think I agree with you that sometimes it is not healthy for the other person if we remain silent. I think it's the motive that matters, partly. For me, saying nothing is probably best, at least until I cool off and can make sure I'm not being selfish. This is a complex issue :)
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2009 on Hanging in There at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Hi, I really appreciate you sharing yourself like this. It made think. It made me feel.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2009 on Longing at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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I say "recovered from" but I'm not sure that's really accurate. How about "adjust to, adapt to, and overcome the devastating overall effects of" instead because I don't think recovery is possible in that a sense of loss goes away. Recovery being possible in the sense that you make many more steps in a positive direction than in a negative one and thereby have achieved "success." And although I faced some significant challenges, and as hard as those were, they seem to be a "drop in the bucket" compared with the things you all's orphans have faced. If we need proof of a God, we can find it in the "success stories" of such people whose lives are turned around.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2009 on Ego at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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I know a little something about this and I think it is a very hard and uphill road. It's not easy at all, I would say, and the challenges faced will be difficult throughout all of life. Not to say a person can't succeed in life because I know they can, but there's some damage that is recovered from, yes, but it makes a difference inside that is never erased.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2009 on Ego at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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This was very touching and true for me.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2009 on At the End of My Rope at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Did you mean "Weekend at Bernie's"?
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2009 on Weekend with Bunnies at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Cool quote, Albert. I'm not one to get fearful of curses and the like because I view what Christ did for me as so powerful that I'm no longer in danger of such things. However, there's a ditch on both sides of the road is a great point and one I think easily forgotten by those trying hard to stay away from the right side of the road.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2009 on The Desert Demon at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Hi Gina, pleze doughnt feel bahd about the prewf reeding thing. :) You can ask Johnny and company as well as see it on my comments...I am probably the world's worse about that. I agree with you about the Brooks in that I can't think of anyone else DOING what we should be doing out there. I'm sorry to hear about someone doing that as I imagine that must hurt. It is tragic to hear about. Yours in Him (offering a hand shake :)-)
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2009 on Reality Versus Fiction at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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You and yours have been so great for me and I treasure your fellowship, friendship, and brotherhood. I can think of no better iron to sharpen against. Thank you as always. James
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2009 on Unity in Our Community at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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It sounded like the lawn mower was inside the police vehicle, powering it.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2009 on Thieves at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Gina, in your defense, maybe you are not lumping me into the "those people" category because perhaps someone posting here has rejected you or the Brooks on the basis of their view of HP. Not sure if you were attacking me or not but if you were then I would ask that you respect my beliefs as well as those you hold yourself. Take care, James
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2009 on Reality Versus Fiction at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Wow. I did not mean to personally offend you, Gina, but I can hardly believe you might be calling me self righteous. If I am right in God's eyes, it's not because I deserve it by any means. It comes only from God. Furthermore, you said "so called" Christian and so I'm wondering if this means I'm not really a follower of Jesus to you? I am not wrong in my opinion of HP and you are not wrong in your views. God only knows which of us are really right. I don't condemn you. I would perhaps be a "weaker brother" that Paul spoke of in that I avoid it to stay out of trouble. I am sorry your feelings may be hurt but I'm not comfortable with some of the accusations if they were directed towards me. I have a right to a viewpoint, I think, without being condemned for it.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2009 on Reality Versus Fiction at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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This is one of my all-time favorite postings. You are a great guy and a dedicated person to God. I love you and your family. I had to smile, though, at the last part of the music I was hearing as you spoke. Why? Because I wondered if you chose it on purpose. I smiled because this is one of your character traits. You like to put the grain of sand in a person's oyster and see them get uncomfortable. I justed "lol"ed as I typed that. I "lol"ed with fond affection because I think you do get a little a pleasure and a twinkle appears in your eye regarding how it aggrevates others sometimes but I think you must also believe God has you do it sometimes. I also think it's true that God has you do it sometimes to get people to let go of their religious notions in favor of a real relationship with God and others. Overall, I sometimes have to breath a slow breath through my nose and smile because I love and appreciate you and your family and I'm for you. Take care and thanks for helping myself and others grow a pearl or two when we need one.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2009 on Friday’s Video Blog at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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