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Old 06-07-2007, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Half measures availed us nothing."

This is something I put together and sent out in email a couple of years ago, share this with me.......toad



“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”
ISAIAH 43:18,19 NIV

“God will make a way when there doesn’t seem to be a way.” These are the words of a contemporary Christian song, and my how true they ring. The prophet Isaiah told the people of Israel that after their exile to Babylon God was going to do a “new thing.” God still works the same way today, after any setback that we may experience, God can clear away the wreckage of the past and set our feet on a new path. Make a way where there doesn’t seem to be any way. I can relate to this in my own life. After living in a self-imposed prison of alcoholism and addictions my bleak existence seemed as if the only way I was going to get out was by way of jails, institutions, or death. A new way opened up to me in the desert that had become my life, but I could not get on the path till I took that first step in a different direction. I had tried to change my life many times for many years before this, and I see now that that my problem was that as I took the step in the new direction I always kept one foot firmly planted in my old life. I have learned to take the first step toward God’s “new thing” in my life, then to release my foot hold on my past, and step out in faith with the other foot and plant it firmly ahead of me. This is what we call walking. Before I was just standing with feet planted in two worlds. Today, I am refreshed by the streams that have sprung up in what used to be the wasteland of my life. I don’t want to go back to the desert, I will continue one day at a time to walk in this new thing that God is doing in my life. God is doing for me what I could not do for myself……............toad


“Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon.”
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How many still plan on attending the gathering??
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Five are listed. Waiting on one that said yes and one that is going to get tied up and taken even if he doesn't want to go *LOL*
A few others are still thinking on it.
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God is doing for me what I could not do for myself……............
..................and God does a pretty good job, eh?

I'm planning (and hoping) to show up Labor Day. If so, I'll be the one with a kidnap victim tied up in the back of the truck! :andy:
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Yep...God does a pretty good job taking care of all of us!

I plan on being at the campout on Labor Day weekend and look forward to seeing everyone, especially the kidnapped victim tied to Bill's truck!!!!!!!!!!!
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I ... look forward to seeing everyone, especially the kidnapped victim tied to Bill's truck!!!!!!!!!!!
No, no... I said "in the truck"; not "to the truck."

Remember the dog in National Lampoon's Family Vacation? That would be a bad thing! :andy:
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If you need help in tying somebody up I have experience, and have taken hostages in the past. I could swing by Omaha and even help load up the cargo.


We AA's often in the past did not have real relationships, but took hostages. Can anyone else relate to this?

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Uh-oh! He's on to us!
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