- Portland, Or, USA/Pacific NW
- member since October 24, 2007
Don M’s last login was Monday, December 17, 2012.
Don, I apologize for my comments that offended you. It was not my intention. I enjoy the give and take of the discussion and did check my statements in the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church to be sure my comments were historically accurate as best I could. If I have not accurately represented the articles summary of the two views the fault is mine. I hope you will continue in the group as i would appreciate reading your views. I do subscribe to the scripture view that "iron sharpens iron as one man sharpens another". jim
Don, I have changed the name of our group from Theology Forum to Walking With Jesus. I wanted a more loving , caring and sharing group. I would like for us to talk about Christian books that have helped us through good times and bad. I hope you will come visit. Merry Christmas, Doylene
Hi, Don. I’m the author of The Sandal Maker, a new novel about the public ministry of Jesus from a unique point of view. A story that will take you on a fascinating journey in first century Galilee. I’m including here the publisher's notes from Amazon.com. You can read samples at shelfari.com by entering the title. Let me know what you think. The honor would be mine.
Caleb, an elderly Jew, leaves the safety of his home in Cana on a mission to find a man he believes is in Jerusalem. Miriam, Caleb’s only remaining child, accompanies him disguised as a boy. In the desolation of the war struck Galilean countryside, father and daughter risk their lives to journey south on the Jordan River trail. As they walk, Caleb intrigues Miriam with a captivating story of his youth that will change her future destiny. A story of a time forty years prior when he became a sandal maker in order to observe a man some called the Miracle Worker. Caleb secretly kept notes of the events he saw and heard as he followed the crowds. With his objective, skeptical point of view, he reveals the fascinating ministry of the one he called the “Master.” Heart pounding perils and the threat of death endanger the two travelers, but nothing could foretell the fate awaiting them in Jerusalem!
From the Publisher
A. Michaelson's new novel, The Sandal Maker, takes the reader on a fascinating journey back to the year 70 A.D. in worn torn Palestine. The author creatively weaves two stories together, one in the present, the other in the past. Heartwarming, enlightening and tragic, The Sandal Maker paints a portrait of one man's life and his involvement in how the gospel came to be.
Don, I still haven't found my notes on the study of when life begins. I have over forty notebooks full of notes. I have a hard time keeping up with them. I know I saw the verse in the OT that says all souls, human and animal come from God. At death the human soul goes up and the animal soul goes down. I don't know that any of the verses make any sense. I do know that in the law killing a woman who was expecting was considered killing two people. I haven't had time to go to your site lately. I hope it is thriving. I will visit it again soon. Doylene
I don't know if you have read it but Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion until September 10, 2001 by Stephen Coll is a very good book. It received the Pulitzer Prize and was heavily cited in the 9/11 Commission Report.
Hi Don ! this is yur sister, Jo ! This is a great thing you have done, and i am enjoying it immensely ! I really liked your take on our dad, although mine is entirely a different dad than you knew. We will ahve to talk about it sometime, ok? Anyway, love you, Nan and the boys. Jo
Don, I just read your review of Black Hawk Down and couldn't agree more. The success of the military action was so overshadowed by the political fallout that most Americans don't even know that it was a military success. Unfortunately, as good as I thought the movie was, it didn't tell the story as one of victory.
A case of winning the battle but losing the war.
I read some from your blog(s) and really enjoyed them. I have started a group called the Sleeveless Hearts that you maybe interested in. We would love to have your insight on books such as Mere Christianity and Total Truth. By the way, Total Truth changed my life in a profound way as well. Francis Schaeffer is my hero as well is Nancy Pearcey. Oh, well that is all.