BILL, see several more short requests for you...
Updates from FB:
Please PRAY for ANGELA with her FULL schedule...
ANGELA, hopefully, you'll give us your ongoing prayer reports & still keep in touch with us -- will you, Angela, when you get the chance via FB, the Journey blog and/or by personal emails? and let us know what to re-post? (mine is email@example.com)
I will add you to my prayers (I've been inspired by Muslim friends to pray more regularly & like doing this a lot...I'm not yet up to 5 x per day yet but am reminded by pre-dawn, noon and sunset to pray. Feels good.) I've been in habit of St. Paul's injunction to "pray without ceasing" for much of my life & will continue to follow that as well.
Let me throw-out a prayer for ALL MOTHERS as this reminder has come up recently bigtime...especially for our certain beloved ones. Let us add your's by name or description if you'd like...
BILL, ANGELA and others: Plz let me know of anyone you'd recommend to help co-blog at the JOH blog...this may be even more important if Bill chooses to put his book on his and/or the JOH blog. OR, even anyone wanting to help update things here technically. We're wide open.
CHARITY also has a recent post at FB.
Let's pray for BILL'S BOOK which is now four chapters long at least.
BILL, if/when you see this -- would you mind telling us a bit more about your meeting with Paula after so many years? ALSO, give us a few blurbs about JOH in Alabama, if you don't mind...
Happy birthday one day late to JUSTIN! How did it go?
How are the JOH visits in DC and other places where Journey members happen to be?
DEBBIE has a few important news update on FB --incl. one concerning family victims of hate crime becoming US citizens...PlZ pray also for this beautiful, forgiving family and also for the very alive movement: "World Without Hate". (There may be an episode on some of the history of this movement's founder on NBC -- biography channel -- plz let me know if you see a URL before I do...
At Dr. Rick Halperin's suggestion, I've been re-reading the absolute classic on FORGIVENESS by our JOH supporter, Sister Helen Prejean: DEAD MAN WALKING...if you've read it, would you plz send me your favorite quotes or WHY you consider the book to be central for our work?
I've also pulled out my copy of Sion Wiesenthal's "The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness" (also recommended recently by Rick) Have any of you read any of this one?
Keep watching the JOH blog and Journey of Hope FB for much more (whether signed up or not) -- you can always comment here on JOH. I plan to soon free COMMENTS here not to need a google account of approval...and see if this works without as much spam or rude comments as in past. Anyone want to help monitor?
I just re-signed on twitter -- are any of you tweeting?
*** My ONLY working email for personal correspondence a long time now:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Connie L. Nash)