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March 15th, 2007

more excitement from me and various explanations @ 10:34 pm

Current Mood: happy happy

It's important that I keep good records, that I write things down, so that I can go back and remember things I have done. There have been many things that have kept me from writing, most of it has been religious reasons. Not that my religion says "don't write in your journal, it's bad", quiet the opposite. It's just been a difficult transition from being an agnostic, to being what I am now, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church).

Many disagree with my church. Go to any bookstore, and you'll find lots of books written by people who have left the church, and are unhappy with it or disagree with things. I spent nine months reading all sides of the argument, leraning lots, and then subsequently, after prayng about it and searching my soul, decided to be Baptised on the 18th of November. It hasn't been easy at all. I still have some problems with my family not agreeing with my decision, though things are getting better as of late. I am grateful that they accept my decision.

Being an LDS member isn't the easiest thing here in Arkansas, and I understand why that is, but the fact that I not only have good friends in my church, but I have grown much more close to my Heavenly Father. I'm forever grateful for that, and grateful also that I've found something that I fully believe, and makes sense to me. I think that religion is a fully personal thing, and it actually ahs take me a long time to actually write this down publically, but I thought that it would help me to feel more comfortable to write things down.

Don't worry, I'm not going to write about church things all the time though I do enjoy doing church things. I haven't changed much, I'm still a weird guy, and I still like to write.

I haven't been doing too much today but watching the ncaa bsaketball tournament on the internet. They've got the audio content on the net now, so it's really cool to be able to listen to the game for free.

Went to a class on Isaiah at church and it was really good. It's better not to fear things, and turn things over to the Lord. THat's going to help me out a lot I'm sure, because I've got lots of things that I need to not be afraid of, especially when it comes to dating :).

Been working on my thesis and getting a paper submitted to Advances in ENgineering Education. My peer reviewers wanted me to make some changes, and we made them today. We'll probably do more of that tomorrow.

Not much else is going on here, remember, if you don't like what you're reading, if you don't agree me or what I believe, that' ok :). Feel free to remove me from your friends page if you would like, but I'd just ask that you don't try to start an argument just to start one. More soon, I promise.

"Fear tho not; for I am with the: be not dismayed; for I will help the; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness;" Isaiah 41 10
 
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From:awallens
Date:March 16th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
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Hey, I was just thinking about you today! I'm glad to see you are well and happy! You're very right, religion is a totally personal thing and I'm glad you've found something that makes you happy.
Tell Annie I said hi.
Talk soon!
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From:djner
Date:March 16th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
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I'll definitely tell Annie you said i. Thanks for the comment, maybe we'll talk to you sometime on the messengers.
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From:puppybraille
Date:March 16th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad to see that you're doing well. I missed your entries popping up on my friends page. I am very glad you've found something that you believe and can agree with. Just because it's not technically my religion/denomination, doesn't mean I have any less respect for it. Quite the oposite, actually. Your family will eventually learn to accept it.

Are you going to CSUN?
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From:djner
Date:March 16th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the comment. No, I'm not going to CSUN. I submitted a new paper with new ideas and they rejected me, so since I've gone like two times already, I thought I'd take a year off.
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From:thepheenixeyri
Date:March 16th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
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Bless you. :)

We all have our paths to walk. You have yours, I have mine, and as long as you respect that (which I know you do) it's fine by me.

Welcom back to LJ land. I'm glad you found something that makes sense to you and fulfills you.::hugs::

the Phoenix
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From:djner
Date:March 16th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
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Couldn't agree with you more. If I wasn'at allowed to respect other's views, I wouldn't have chosen this path. I'm just glad to be not in search mode any more, it's a relief.
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From:unsilenceddream
Date:March 16th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Hey stranger. It's good to see you back on the virtual pages again. I'm happy that you've found a religion that works for you. I know you've been trying to sort all of that out for quite some time now. Hopefully your family will be able to accept and respect your decision. Personally, I think that's why all of the different religions exist, every person sees things a bit differently, so one wouldn't suffice.
You said you're still a weird guy: I think I'd be concerned if you weren't.
Anyway, take care, and I hope all is well with you. Hopefully we can talk sometime before the next eon. Tell Fiona I say hi :).
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From:djner
Date:March 16th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
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Like I said in my last comment, but on a different tilt, if my religion told me not to be weird, I'd not be in it. I am sure that things will continue to get better with my family, it's been tough for everyone involved, but the important thing is that they accept my beliefs and I accept and respect theirs. I hope to write more now that I have talked about this. I didn't want to for a long time, and I"m glad I've written it here, even though if it's the abridged story and I mean abridged. I wish I would ahve written moreabout it sooner, but anyway. All teh best to you and yes we'll talk; maybe I'll give you a call this weekend.
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From:falcon13
Date:March 21st, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
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you're BACK!!! lol

Now that you're an LDS guy, it just opens up all sorts of new doors. I've just been hosting a Mormon guy (age 30), whom I've known since he was 17 and a candidate for the Air Force Academy. John just graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute -- the first American to do so. He first went to Russia around 1995 or 1996 on his LDS mission. Two years later he returned home to North Dakota for a bit, then went back to enroll at MAI. He's the first [and only] rocket scientist I've ever known.

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