Flirting with Faith

Flirting with Faith


Every Single One of Us Has a Story to Tell: What’s Yours?

posted by Joan Ball
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From Daniel Clowes not-yet-published graphic novel, Wilson, via the Speaking of Faith Observed blog. So tell me…what’s your story?


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L.L. Barkat

posted July 28, 2009 at 4:19 pm


Sorry sweet Joan, you’re just gonna have to read the book. ;-)



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Joan Ball

posted July 28, 2009 at 4:31 pm


LL – I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours :)



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L.L. Barkat

posted July 28, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Joan Ball

posted July 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm


LL: I actually just read your first chapter on your website. Let’s ask that publisher to get Stone Crossings for the Kindle!



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Beverly Rodgers

posted July 29, 2009 at 3:19 am


When I was reading about what your son said about asking Jesus what is the right thing to do? I thought that was a pretty good question. I think I would ask Him why after I had met and married my second husband and we enjoyed singing gospel music together and we were just
so happy that he has had to spend the last 4 years in a nursing facility fighting Alzheimer’s Disease. That is probably what I would ask Him. After my 1st husband died I vowed that I wouldn’t marry again. Never say never. God showed me the difference of loving someone and really being in love with someone. For that I will always
be greatful.
I am so thankful that we can go to Him even when we are upset or angry and He continues to love us in spite of everything. I don’t know what I would do without Him in my life. He has blessed me with a music ministry which I basically use at church through playing the piano and singing. I love it more every day. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my life as a lot of people have but I don’t regret a single mile I have traveled for the Lord. Howard Goodman of the Happy Goodman Family wrote a poem entitled that and I just loved it and I
found it to be true in my life. I am so greatful to God that we have someone we can go to at any time and He is never too busy.
God Bless!
Beverly Rodgers



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Joan Ball

posted July 30, 2009 at 9:01 am


God Bless you Beverly Rogers. Your story is a wonderful illustration of how this journey with and toward God is not always rosy, but we can make it though with joy in our hearts. Thank you for stopping by.



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Becky

posted August 3, 2009 at 8:18 am


Recently I discontinued a five year relationship with a man who claimed to be very religious and faithful. The truth unfolded after
two failed engagements and one untruthful proposal in front of twelve
other business men. This was with a Catholic man, and I am not of
his faith. He claimed to be divorced at our first engagement, which was not true. After several months he acquired an anullment and
we moved forward. Then he withdrew his honor of engagement because
he thought he may want to be a priest! This was a red flag and I should have left at that moment. However, our love continued and after a trip to Hawaii, he suddenly, again withdrew the engagement, because he did not think he wished to be a married man. Onward, after my forgiveness we moved. Then at a business dinner, he got down
on his knees and asked me again to marry him, in hindsight I should have said no, but, due to the circumstances, I agreed and later that
night he said “I have always had to do whatever I can to survive in this business. which was beginning to tank” In other words, he never
really meant any of his promises and to this day is struggling with
alcoholism, bad health, too many kid responsibilities, among a host
of things that go with that environment. I dodged the BIG BULLET,
and no longer speak to him. The deception was more than I could
comprehend. I was not aware of how people can say anything to get what they want, but, know now this was his way. It is sad and certainly deception at it’s worst form. I pray for him and hope he can stop these types of ways, but, it is unlikely there is anything I can do. He must live with these deceptive practices or change. My life is too important to be caught in this web. Interestingly enough,
everytime I break off, God carries me a better place and strengthens
me for the new life. I am solidly convinced, God is telling me what I already knew, but, was without the strength to carry out myself.
God will take you to his light, if you believe in his Power and allow him to show you the way. Blessings to all. Love, Becky.



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Joan Ball

posted August 3, 2009 at 12:12 pm


Becky: Thanks for your honest story. I am so sorry that you went through this, but pleased that you made a decision that was right for you in the end. Blessings to you as well.
Joan



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