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Saturday, September 2nd, 2006
6:37 pm
[h_hrlova]
Monday, December 12th, 2005
9:59 pm
[oem_channing]
Edith Greet
Does anyone know about the ministry of Rev. Edith Greet in Southern India? She is part of my denomination, the International Pentecostal Church of Christ.

Current Mood: peaceful
Saturday, November 5th, 2005
4:41 pm
[randmconstructs]
Requests and Praise
PRAYER REQUESTS:

1. For a family I saw at Meijers. It was like a mom and five children. She was rather overwhelmed and one of the children was telling her how he hated her. She said, "That is fine," but I could tell it really pinched a nerve. Pray that God gives her strength, hope, and is present in her family.

2. For my mental diagnosis-- Bipolar. God has been instrumental in bringing peace to my heart and rescuing me from the clutches of satan as I was bound for years spiritually through Manic-Depression. Now, it's lessening, God is speaking volumes into my life, and I've reduced my drug intake considerably, but I'm asking you to pray for my full recovery. By the Name of Jesus.

PRAISE REPORT:


Praise the Lord that there was this series on MTV today called, "The Life and Times of...." It featured today the rapper, Kayne West, and he got up there and boldly proclaimed the name of Jesus and sang a song to his mom about how great she is! It was so unexpected to see a bright light on MTV. I want to buy his album because he took his fame and spoke as clear as a sermon on MTV where millions could view him speaking on a Saturday!
Monday, October 24th, 2005
8:51 pm
[randmconstructs]
The Calling ReBorn!
God has changed my life...
Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
7:25 pm
[randmconstructs]
What motivates a group?
Hi crew, how goes it? I started this community and a little bit of cynicism is fine by me. Talking is not a bad thing. It allows us to express what's on our subconscious. Too often we pretend and don't reveal this.

For the record, my new roommate is atheist and there are only a few Christians in my new Co-Op. I love missions too.

And I'm often hypocritical right now. You haven't seen me post much in this community lately, it's because I know I need to get myself following God better before I go and talk about missions. I need to focus on just being a Christian right where I am in my circle of influence.

There's a lot of darkness around me and I'm getting swept up in it a lot. I'll take prayer on that.

I still go to Indian International Church and last night I was hanging with some Middle Eastern college students to try to sing their music-- it sounded similar to Hindi.

I want you to start teaching me basic sentences and phrases in Hindi based on how it and then how it's spelled!

Muche Tume Perehe. (that would be "I love you" in Hindi, Am I right?)

Take care friends!
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
9:34 pm
[blackfireflames]
I am here to play the devils advocate to the more obnoxiously Christian pepole here. If i see a post that containc illogic or circular logic I will not hesiate to attack it. All in all. I am the kind of person that this uber christian community hates being an ex-pagan who became an athiest/agnostic.
Thursday, August 18th, 2005
9:19 pm
[lilithnaamah]
Um, Hello
I keep looking through Bollywood and other India LJ communities, and I keep coming across your banner.

Now, I'm a little curious, and I was wondering if you could tell me what exactly you're planning in this community, because, as far as I can tell, you're a bunch of missionaries, hoping to convert a billion stong populace that already has very strong and established religions: Hindu, Islam, Buddhism and others, including a very, very small population of Christian Indians.

Now, I understand neither the mission statement, nor the point, and while I'm tempted to attack this comunity as being a bunch of Christians out to make everyone the same under the guise of understanding culture, I'm instead asking you to explain yourself in clear English.

What are you planning here? And why?
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
12:07 pm
[randmconstructs]
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Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
9:15 pm
[onfire_4him]
Sunday, July 17th, 2005
9:14 pm
[randmconstructs]
We should pray for each other, about anything...

I need prayer to reach out right where I'm at in the midst of a sinful surrounding.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005
11:35 pm
[shannonkish]
For Dan
Okay, so this post isn't just for Dan... but since he is the one that wanted me to join, I thought I'd dedicate it to him. :)

I am Shannon, in case my screen name wasn't obvious enough. I am 24. I am a Family Counselor. I work with Rural West Tennessee families on various things. I am a Christian, and while I am called to disicpleship in the US, I have a huge heart and love for people of every culture. Had God not called me to stay, I would be in a country like India sharing His good news.

To echo one of Dan's posts... Indian women have the prettiest dresses! :)

Be Blessed!

Shannon
11:28 pm
[randmconstructs]
A Tremendous Resource for us all!





Sacred Text from many faiths!  Hallelujah.  Everything from DNA, to Gnostic Gospels, to Holy Bible, to Book of Shadows, tremendous resource.
12:03 pm
[randmconstructs]
Importance of Letter Om

http://www.kamat.com/jyotsna/blog/blog.php?BlogID=352

Importance of Letter Om

The Letter Om - Meaning and Mystery

The letter Om or the word Omkar is most sacred to Hindus. It is believed to have cosmic origin, it being the first sound of cosmic creation.

It is believed that the cosmic creation was due to a huge explosion or sphota. The sound that boomed out of this explosion was the Om itself. The whole universe is created out of vibrations emanating from Om. This original sound is subtler that the sounds the human ears can hear, and is aid to generate thought waves.  The thoughts born of Om help to understand mind and ultimately God. Hence this word is equated to Sabdabrahma or Nadabrahma or the God himself!

Ancient Greeks also believed that their gods had eternal word or logos. In Christianity as well, the word is associated with God. "Word was God (St. John 1:1-14). Later, the word came to be identified with Jesus Christ.

Swami Vivekananda, a great Hindu philosopher felt that when properly pronounced, Om represented the whole phenomenon of sound production, was the fittest symbol of original creation (sphota). Om to him, was symbolic of divinity.

In modern terms, Om could be interpreted as the logo of cosmic creation or manifestation of divine wisdom.

Saturday, July 9th, 2005
2:07 pm
[randmconstructs]
Post your Tastiest Desi Food Pictures and Authentic Dinner Pictures


I wish I knew all the names of the foods.  I don't eat Desi food enough.  But I've had this dish many times, very tasty and slightly spicy.  The tomato base is very nourishing.

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Friday, July 8th, 2005
7:18 pm
[randmconstructs]
Questions of God and the Bible
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I think many times Christians and anyone is puzzled by many things that people say about God and parts of the Bible..  There's something that comes into my mind that I keep pushing in the back.  Something that doesn't seem to make sense and then I take some individual's explanation instead of going to God or the Bible about it myself.  I've seen people leave the faith because of a nagging issue they just can't deal with--  Why does God allow war like Iraq?



 Let's use this post to bring real questions to the table and discuss them.  (If anyone wants to do this with another book from another faith prevalent in India, please go ahead and do so.)  Why doesn't Christianity add up to you?  On what points?  And what is confusing to you about what the Bible claims if you are a Christian? 

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Here's my Scriptural question from my recent reading.

Proverbs 24:17-18

(NIV)
"Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Or the Lord will se it and be displeased; And turn His anger away from him."

(NLT)
17
Do not rejoice when your enemies fall into trouble. Don't be happy when they stumble. 18For the LORD will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.

(KJV)
 17Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
18Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

Why does God turn His anger away from someone else on account of me?

   


10:25 am
[randmconstructs]
The Sharing of Texts
In my faith, my goal is to spend the beginning of every morning in the Word of God to set me on the right track. I am only beginning to do this. Proverbs is a book of the Bible that many religions seem to find wisdom in. I ran across this verse today and it reminded me the source of wisdom as I need to be wiser in my decision-making, what kind of activities I associate with, who I hang around, etc.

What does this verse mean to you and what is your favorite passage from your sacred text?

Proverbs 1:7

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but fools despise wisdom and discipline."
9:38 am
[tamasha420]
I started a debate
hey everyone in Prayer for India!
randomconstructs told me that controversy and debate is healthy for a community. So I thought I would maybe initiate a debate, just to see what people think about the subject.
Subject: Are religions all the same thing with just superficial differences, or are religions truly, basically, different at the core?

My opinion: Religions seem to have a lot of differences. To a person who doesn't know a lot about a religion, it may seem like the religion is totally different from thier own. But when you dive deeper into the matter, all religions are the same.
For example: Most people consider Hinduism to be polytheistic and therefore inherently different from Christianity. But when you really look into it and study the Vedas and understand it, Hinduism is really a monotheistic religion with a trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; who are all different manifestations of one being. The thousands of deities are also manifestations of the same being. ANd Christianity is undoubtedly monotheistic- yet there is a Father, a Son and a Holy Spirit. The similarites are staggering. And besides, they have the same message- worship God, do your duty, love and help your naighbors, strive to perfect your soul. Both believe in an afterlife with consequences for yuour actions in real life- in CHristianity there is heaven and hell (and in some cases purgatory) and in Hinduism there is reincarnation and ultimately salvation, but these differences are not so great.

What do you guys think? PLEASE NOTE: This is not intended to cause anyone any grief or make anyone upset. Please nobody use this debate forum to harrass other people for their beliefs. I just want people to say what they think, and to have polite and friendly debate about it. If it gets out of hand I want no part of it.

Current Mood: artistic
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
8:29 pm
[onfire_4him]
Hey
Hey all ...My name is Cristina and I feel that God has called me to be a missionary.I recently came from a missions trip with my youth group ,we went to Romania and Hungary.I have to say that they were the best 10 days of my life.I hope to also go someday to India,God really layed this country in my heart.

I too have a community dedicated to missions:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/steadfast_n_him

Current Mood: awake
12:35 pm
[randmconstructs]

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I would like this community to become a resource for more people. If you download stumbleupon, a way cool simple Internet enhancer, you recommend this site in the "Stumbleupon" list for the category of "Regional: India". That category is rather sparse. I've visited every site on the current listing and now I receive this as a response: StumbleUpon cannot find any more high-quality sites within this topic or friend. Please choose a different friend or topic, or try back in a few days. To recommend it, if you've downloaded Stumbleupon for free on, you click, "I like it" on the toolbar and then give a description of the community.

Thanks!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
9:29 pm
[randmconstructs]
Every Wednesday, one of the churches I go to has a prayer meeting.  I had people pray for this community that God has His way in it. 

I find it fitting that if this is "Prayer for India," then I should bring the prayer requests of my fellow Indians and all affiliated to Indian International Church.  Please put any concern, request, or praise down on this post as a comment and I will have people at my church pray for it.

Bless you!
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