Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: February 04, 2019 08:26AM
early thursday morning i think the temp. in iowa city was about -25F and then on mid=afternoon saturday was about +45. to put this in context for you californians , this would equate to your enjoying 70 degress and then less than 2 1/2 days later it's 0 degrees. perhaps somewhat akin to being in the walk one day and then, shortly afterwards, not being in the walk. each, therein, requires adaptability and, for the latter case, this forum is a splendid and remarkable vehicle in navigating this daunting and poignant transition. it is like a smorgasbord offering a vast variety of helpful hints - you don't eat meat, well there is an abundance of veggies and pasta or rice; or rather, you eat dead animal remains (as do i, similar to most hunter/gatherers, let's throw in some pinion nuts with that juicy squirrel), goodness look at all the pork, fish, beef and chicken. my analogy is essentially to illustrate, (particularly to brave onion but certainly to others of this forum) this buffet of widely varied perspectives is a balm, from currently professing christians such as JJJ to myself, an agnostic secular humanist (joke - what is an agnostic? - an agnostic is an atheist hedging his/her bet), and the hugs of love from the likes of larrybobo, reepicheep, nancyb, red flag, kboy, changedagain and the so many others, so many others that this forum offers so much chocolate i fear because from my love of chocolate (esp.,the dark kind) i might explode. this environment is so rich with nutrients for the soul that ole jack with his bean would have gladly traded his bean for what you all have and no doubt his mom would have upbraided him for what she would have regarded as an even more stupid choice.
onion, you are a shining gem. your past is passed; shine on you crazy diamond (pink floyd/ syd barrett), yet you are not crazy but you are a diamond and i believe that everyone reading these posts absolutely knows this. so shine on, shine on and on and on. the years were not wasted because those years of living and experiencing what you have experienced have brought you to this point in time, the absolute of life and living, the present. in this present you so shine.
happy trails to you and all the merry merries on this steamrolling train, affectionately, prettyboy