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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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[He has] good posts, both the serious like this one, and the humorous like yesterday. [He is] the reason that I have restrained myself from making Canadian jokes in my posts.
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Friday, March 02, 2007
You Know You Are Tired When...
When my alarm woke this morning I was dreaming the most vivid dream about being in my own bed and just staying there. It was perfect. I was even dreaming about rolling over and fluffing the pillow. I was having a delightfully vain and philosophical discussion with myself about whether I ought to shave my head this summer and first shave the front so as to look like a balding man - so that I could perhaps stop in the middle and have a comb over for a couple of days... But no matter how my dream thought meandered, they came back to just how much I was enjoying being in bed sleeping, and not having to wake up.

Then the alarm rang.

I know, I know. In some congregations your holiness can be directly measured by whether or not "the Lord gets you up in the morning" and in particular the earlier, you rise, the holier you are. Old people seem to be much holier, for it seems God wakes the older saints much earlier - I mean to pray and all that - though he does wake the old non-saints much earlier too, presumably to cuss and make evil plans...

Anyway, I do hope to do the comb over this summer some time...

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posted by Daniel @ 4:06 AM  
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  • At 9:46 AM, March 02, 2007, Blogger Gayla said…

    Daniel, from the looks of your picture on your sidebar, a combover is a long way off for you!

    I've enjoyed reading your UE posts. You have a very gifted way with which you are able to explain the truth of the Word. You say what I would say if I could say it as well as you!

    Also, thanks for your nice comment on my blog about our family portrait. We're really proud of our gifted artist son!

     
  • At 12:08 PM, March 03, 2007, Blogger Daniel said…

    Gayla, your son is quite talented, and the way you love him is so obvious- and that is beautiful to me.

    I love the Lord, and I hope I am being faithful to His word. I wish I were more passionate, and that this same passion would find voice in whatever I testify of Him or His word.

    One day we will all reflect His glory perfectly, though now we do so poorly. Praise the Lord that we can take joy in Him together!

     
  • At 2:48 PM, March 03, 2007, Blogger ThirstyDavid said…

    I will be very disappointed in you don't post a picture of your comb-over. I may even break fellowship.

     
  • At 3:52 PM, March 03, 2007, Blogger Daniel said…

    David - I sooooo want to do the comb over! That would make a very fun avatar.

     
  • At 7:20 PM, March 03, 2007, Blogger ThirstyDavid said…

    Do the comb-over, get yourself an enormous black KJV and the cheapest blue suit you can find, and there's a church here in town that will give you a job pronto. You do know the words to "Dwelling in Beulah Land" and other Baptist favorites, don't you?

    Seriously, though, your wife must be an incredibly good sport.

     
  • At 7:47 PM, March 03, 2007, Blogger Daniel said…

    She would describe herself more as "tolerant" than a good sport. ;-)

     
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