Growing on Campus

I'm looking back at the entries about not finding others that see my points and I am finding that while not much has changed, I have gotten to know a lot of other people that are Christians of some sort. They are really nice and I appreciate them. Though, during our Bible studies I might pick up on something I've never caught before and throw something out there using only the scripture to say "wow, it's really interesting that..." and kind of challenge their doctrinal values. Why am I so afraid of just bringing it up? Life or death issues (heaven and hell) are huge and I have no knowledge of when Christ will return. What if it's tomorrow and I just haven't mentioned the views to these other Christians out of fear? *sigh* It's such a hard issue to cope with and I know I shouldn't be afraid but obviously I am. I guess I need to put my faith in God a little more. Though God has provided ample opportunities to bring up the other perspectives without being pushy.

Every now and then I get confused or weary or have desires to "quit" but then I pray and prayer is so powerful. My campus needs prayer on behalf of a lot of issues being brought up lately that are very sensitive to many. Thanks again for thoughts and prayers, I appreciate them because God tends to answer prayer.
  • mustardgirl
    I will pray that you have the courage and faith to press on and do what you feel needs to be done
    by mustardgirl at 11/19/06 3:09PM
  • mjintexas
    You must be very busy with school... you're not on much!
    Here's wishing you many good opportunities to say those things your heart desires to say.
    by mjintexas at 11/29/06 12:50AM
  • deusvitae
    Hope you have a happy holiday season and a good new year. :)
    by deusvitae at 12/23/06 9:51AM
  • goofy_guy
    i wish i could say that life on other christian campus's was better but i won't lie to you. like you said prayer is powerful and sometimes may be the only thing you can do. that's not to discourage you but sometimes its the reality. life on a christian campus isn't so bad tho, while some may think vastly different things at least (in my experience) it gets discussed where as other places it might not. Always consider the good with the bad not ust one or the other. there's more good going on out there than you think i'd wager. oh and merry christmas
    by goofy_guy at 12/23/06 1:29PM

Discouraged.

First off, thank you for any prayers...I appreciate them greatly and I can tell that God is helping to keep me strong.

I am, however, a little discouraged. Each time I really put my faith out there it automatically causes people to either change the subject or whatever they must do to avoid it and forget it happened.

I don't know who, if anybody, on here is a facebook member but I wrote a really long thing in a discussion entitled "God?" and answered all of the questions pertaining to it...a couple hours later when I went to see if anybody had responded to it the entire discussion had been deleted and the guy who posted it left a message saying "we don't need this type of discussion" in a more elaborate way and referred to the comments as "bsing." I guess I've never quite gotten that reaction. Needless to say things between him and I are a little awkward right now.

I'm really comfortable with God and I feel close to Him but it just seems so many people are rejecting any idea of Him...it's sad.

Anyway, support is appreciated and it's very nice to know I have sisters and brothers out there thinking of me. Thanks, all.
  • the_gaffer
    Salem is a pretty liberal place. I grew up there, but have resided in Texas for the last 35 years or so. The people at the South Side church are very nice. It was one of them that taught me the gospel (Sue Harris. If you meet her, please give her my greetings!) Jim Sanford
    by the_gaffer at 09/25/06 2:32AM
  • the_gaffer
    Your recent posts remind me of how she began telling me about the truth. We were at our workplace in the break room and I made a general comment about the text of a religious tract I had picked up in a restaraunt. You should have seen the room clear out! SHe guided me into the way starting then.
    by the_gaffer at 09/25/06 2:34AM
  • mustardgirl
    Aw, I'm sorry. Satan is just really really good at what he does. Grr...
    by mustardgirl at 09/25/06 8:30PM
  • ijman
    People are stubborn and closed minded...don't be discouraged. :-)
    by ijman at 09/29/06 9:33PM
  • mjintexas
    I know I'm commenting on an old post, but I wanted to let you know that as discouraging as things may seem, once in a while you're likely to get surprised here and there. I tend to be very quiet about my beliefs unless they come up in discussion, but I'm getting better at making sure they do, and recognizing opportunities to throw things in. My college experience has been full of dead ended religious conversations, but there are a few people who continue to ask me questions and want to discuss it. I know it can be discouraging, but I'm sure you're quite a light to those around you!
    by mjintexas at 10/04/06 3:36PM

College

Well, those entries are very old and I haven't really used pleonast for a while... so I forget how to do colors (I think?)

But I would like to request prayers on behalf of my college experience.

I'm going to Willamette University in Salem, OR and it's a very liberal college and the majority of people I have met are either not at all Christian or more-liberal Christians. I have really been strong in telling them about my beliefs and putting God and Christ out there and they respect my stance but I can tell just being around them that it's going to be interesting.

Thanks... I hope everybody is having an enriching year. Assuming people have started college? Hahaha... :-)
  • bereanatheart
    Stay the course sister, and God be with you, sister.
    by bereanatheart at 09/05/06 10:36PM
  • mustardgirl
    WHOA! YOU'RE IN OREGON?????????? Go to South Salem coC, there are a lot of great Christians there.
    by mustardgirl at 09/10/06 10:32AM
  • ijman
    will do :-)
    by ijman at 09/12/06 6:14AM

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Are you male? I have a favor to ask of you... please, if you have some spare time, send me an e-mail and I'll expound on what I need. Thanks.

[email protected]

IT'S SO APPRECIATED. (I owe you!!!)

I wish I could extend this to girls but I truly can't...
  • austinator
    That reminds me, I was supposed to do a guy-only thing for you by this summer.
    by austinator at 06/18/06 5:36PM
  • mustardgirl
    I am intrigued...however you spell that dumb word I can never spell.
    by mustardgirl at 06/19/06 11:18AM
  • austinator
    email me again with the details...you detail email from months ago is buried somewhere in one of my email accounts (austinator0042k
    by austinator at 06/19/06 4:23PM
  • austinator
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    by austinator at 06/19/06 4:23PM
  • ijman
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    by ijman at 06/21/06 2:15PM
  • mjintexas
    I'm so not a male. Sigh.
    by mjintexas at 06/23/06 10:52AM
  • flattyer
    I'm a male, but I'm too lazy to send an email.. and this post is like.. old
    by flattyer at 07/07/06 12:19PM
  • austinator
    I get keep on forgetting
    by austinator at 07/16/06 5:12PM
  • austinator
    do you still need it
    by austinator at 07/16/06 5:12PM

Interesting?

I was at a meeting and small talk was being made and this is a sentence I heard: "Yeah, she's the preacher there. Well, she's the preachers wife but she preaches there sometimes." I never knew it would be so weird to hear that but... wow. It just sounds bizarre to me.